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UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room

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March 2018

The Kerner Report: 50 Years Later

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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In the aftermath of the 1967 urban “riots”, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission after its chair, Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. of Illinois. The 11-member commission examined the conditions of the cities that led to the turmoil and made recommendations addressing the underlying causes. The Commission’s report, released on February 29, 1968, marks a pivotal moment in the changing dynamics of U.S. cities and of critical analysis of the…

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